We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I had the great pleasure of attending the 50th wedding anniversary of an old pal, a NYC lawyer and role model and his wonderful and beautiful wife, down at the Larchmont (NY) Yacht Club last night.
Yes, he still takes the train to the city each morning.
One of their fine daughters read a quote from the excellent book Corelli's Mandolin, in which Dr. Iannis discusses his marriage:
Love is not breathless, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day... That is just being "in love," which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident...we had roots that grew towards eachother underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
Barrister ... I just ordered the book from Amazon, to be delivered when the cursed road breakers pour my road and I can get out of my driveway. It's been five days, and food is running low. Am considering sled dogs.